Many waste management companies are passionate about recycling and take pride to encourage people to recycle, whether they’re young or old. If you have young children, then encouraging them to recycle is very important as it makes them aware of the positive impact it has at an early age, which will increase the chances of them to continue to recycle throughout their lifetime.
To help you encourage your children to recycle, this article brought to you by Skip Hire UK will guide you on five ways you can to this.
Introduce a reward scheme
You could start by building enthusiasm around recycling, by creating a reward scheme so that every time your child recycles their waste correctly they receive a star, and after the collect a certain number of stars they then receive a reward. You can create a chart that is kept on the wall in your kitchen with every family member collecting stars and rewards for successful recycling.
Visit a recycling plant
Allow you children to see what happens to the waste that they put in their recycling bins, once it’s collected. Head to a recycling plant, and give them an opportunity to see the next stage of the process and maybe even talk to those who work there to find out what the machinery does and where the waste goes next.
Set an example
As a parent, you children look up to you as role models, so showing your kids that you’re recycling is likely going to encourage them to copy you, and overall increase the recycling rate in your home.
Colour code bins
If you set different aside bins for different products, make sure these are colour coded or labelled so your little ones know which goes in what bin. Doing this, will likely encourage them to dispose waste into the correct recycling bin as apposed to simply throwing it away in general waste.
Explain the benefits
Children need to be educated on the benefits of recycling and why it’s important. For instance, letting them know that paper comes from trees, and to protect the trees we need to recycle more of the paper, which will hopefully strike a chord and encourage them to do so.
The future of our environment starts from our children, if more children are encouraged recycle their waste then overtime we should be seeing increasing rates of waste being recycled from generation to generation.